As you probably know, Prop 37— the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act— didn’t pass this month. We still believe that we have a right to know if our food contains GMOs. And, based on the votes cast in Cali, so do at least 4 million other Americans.
“Because of the prevalence of soy, corn, and sugar in processed foods, more than 30,000 GMO food products sit on US grocery shelves unlabeled,” Alisa Gravitz, the president of Green America, recently noted. “GMO food products have not been independently tested by the FDA, and have been linked to food allergies, irritable bowels, cancer, and birth defects. What's more, GMOs harm the environment through increased pesticide-use, the rise of super-bugs and super-weeds, and loss of biodiversity.”
These risks spurred Green America to create a new campaign, called GMO Inside, with hopes of increasing awareness and keeping up the momentum from Prop 37. Visit their site to join the movement! Before your next trip to the grocery store, also consider checking out the Institute for Responsible Technology’s guide to GMO-free shopping. And don’t forget that our partners at Just Label It offer a quick and easy way for you to contact the FDA about this important issue.
Picture a cold, gray winter’s day. You’re cozy and warm inside, whiling away the time by making gourmet candy from scratch. Maybe you’ll share the results with family or friends. Maybe you won’t. Hey, it’s your candy.
lt’s not so hard to imagine, thanks to the new Candy Kit Combo! This sweet bundle contains one Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit, one Make Your Own Gummies Kit, and one Make Your Own Chocolate Kit. With natural ingredients and simple instructions, all these kits require is a stove or microwave. They also make great gifts!
Best of all? You can save 30% on the Candy Kit Combo, all month long, at GleeGum.com. Bon appétit!
What’s better than one box of Glee Gum?
Check out the free, random drawing on our Facebook page for a chance to win three fabulous, Fair Trade prizes.
At the end of the month, two winners will each take home:
- Fair Trade: A Human Journey by Eric St-Pierre
In 350 captivating photographs, this book takes you to the four corners of the planet and right into the lives of the women and men – artisans, peasants, workers – who produce various commodities that are part of our daily lives.
- 1 Make Your Own Chocolate Kit
Learn how to make dark chocolate like a confectioner, right in your own kitchen. This sweet activity kit contains everything you need, including Fair Trade cocoa butter and cocoa powder.
- 1 Case of Glee Gum (12 boxes)
Pick the flavor of your choice and enjoy the world’s first and only Fair Trade chewing gum, naturally sweetened with Fair Trade cane sugar. Aspartame-free and GMO-free, too!
Read the full details here. In the meantime, we’ve got our fingers crossed for you!